Let's kick off the new year with some kick-ass tunes from We Banjo 3, whose Irish/Old Time/Bluegrass music has been in heavy rotation in my studio lately. The group consists of two pairs of brothers from Galway, Ireland: Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley. (That's Fergal on fiddle, and other three on banjos, guitars, and mandolins.) They've got two fine CDs out so far: Roots of the Banjo Tree and Gather the Good. I haven't caught them live yet, but it's on my Wish List.
Above: "The Fox" (with a jig and a reel: "Tripping Up the Stairs" and The Clumsy Lover"), performed at the Hebridean Celtic Festival on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland (2014).
Below: "Gonna Write Me a Letter," performed An Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway (2013).
"We All Need More Kindness in this World," performed at Whelan's in Dublin, Ireland (2013). And we certainly do.
"Prettiest Little Girl in the County," filmed at the Spiegeltent multi-genre music festival in Wexford, Ireland last summer.